Chessington Zoo is a year-round animal attraction located within the Chessington World of Adventures theme park. It is a popular destination for families, animal enthusiasts and visitors of all ages. The zoo first opened in 1931, as a small collection of animals owned by R.S. Goddard, and has since evolved into a thriving and well-respected zoo.

The zoo is home to a diverse range of animals from all over the world. From majestic big cats such as Amur tigers and Asiatic lions. To more common species like reindeer and the tiniest of monkeys in Amazu. Visitors can explore the various habitats and learn about the different animals through informative signs and exhibits. There are also daily talks and encounters, giving visitors the chance to learn more about some of the zoo’s residents.

One of the highlights of Chessington Zoo is undoubtedly its big cat collection. The Amur tigers, in particular, are a real crowd-pleaser, with their striking orange coats and powerful presence. Visitors can watch them roam their spacious enclosures, climb trees and swim in their pool. The Asiatic lions are also a popular attraction, with their distinctive manes and regal bearing.

Another popular exhibit is the Sealife Centre. Where visitors can see a range of marine creatures up close, including sharks, rays, and turtles. There are also regular feeding sessions and talks, giving visitors a fascinating insight into the underwater world.

Chessington Zoo is a fantastic destination for anyone interested in animals and wildlife. With its diverse range of species, informative exhibits, and exciting rides and attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

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  • Amazu is an enchanting area within the Zoo. With its lush greenery, streams, and waterfalls, it is a favourite spot among visitors.
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Children's Zoo

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  • The Children's Zoo at Chessington is a delightful destination for families seeking a fun and educational experience with animals.
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Land Of The Tiger

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  • At Chessington, the Amur Tiger are more than just an attraction - they are ambassadors for their species. Discover these majestic animals.
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  • The Asian Short-Clawed Otters at Chessington World of Adventures are undoubtedly one of the park's most charming creatures.
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Penguin Bay

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  • The Penguin Bay exhibit at Chessington is a fantastic attraction for animal lovers. Located within the habitat are Humboldt Penguins.
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  • At Chessington World of Adventures, visitors can experience the magic of Christmas all year round with the Reindeer.
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Sealion Bay

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  • The California Sea Lion is a fascinating creature that can be found at Chessington World of Adventures in Sealion Bay.
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Shipwreck Coast

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  • Discover Shipwreck Coast Animals in their habitats only at Chessington World of Adventures. Bagot Goats and Black Rats await.
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Trail of the Kings

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  • Trail of the Kings at Chessington is a great area that is home to a variety of majestic animals. From Lions to Gorillas, this area is wild.
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Wanyama Village & Reserve

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  • Wanyama means Animal. This wild area features some of the most sensational species, so be sure to be quiet and get out those binoculars!

  Rides & Attractions

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Mini Stage

The Mini-Stage is a dedicated area for children's shows and performances. A place for families with young children to enjoy some entertainment.
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Room on the Broom

Embark on a magical journey with the Witch and her friends, Cat, Dog, Bird and Frog. Tap on the Broomstick and whoosh they were gone!

  Food & Drink

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Donut Shack

Looking for a sweet treat while visiting Chessington, then the Donut Shack it is! Delicious doughnuts are made right before your eyes!
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Refresh & Refill

The Refresh & Refill units at Chessington World of Adventures are a convenient way for guests to stay hydrated and refreshed!